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Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: meteoric rise, 'humble' roots

Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: meteoric rise, 'humble' roots

In November 2008, Greg Schwarber accidentally shot himself.

The father of unexpected Cubs sensation Kyle, Greg was a decorated police chief in Middletown, Ohio, the one whose humble, hard-working ways over a three-decade career caused everyone from city managers to records-department clerks to lament his 2011 retirement.

Greg Schwarber had navigated tense situations and dangerous encounters countless times with limited scratches. But cleaning his Glock .45-caliber pistol at home one day, he lost focus while talking to his daughter and figured the bullets on his end table that he had emptied from the magazine represented the entire group.

When he pulled the trigger, which...